The two protagonists, Elsa and her younger sister Anna spend their childhood together in the country of Arendelle. Elsa has mystical ice powers; she can create snow, frost and ice with no more than a gesture. That is definitely a rather cool skill for any young girl and Elsa and her sister Anna play and use Elsa's ice powers to have some icy games. Up to the point when Elsa inadvertently injures Princess Anna using her powers that is. Afterwards, Princess Elsa is separated and instructed not to use her mystical powers in future. Years later, when both of the princesses are young adults, their mother and father perish at sea and Princess becomes Queen of Arendelle. Unfortunately, set off by an emotive argument with Anna, she releases her snow powers once more - this time in public. Distraught, she flees the castle, unintentionally plunging her domain into endless winter as she exits. She finds sanctuary in a remote ice castle which she creates high the mountains using her snow magic. Princess Anna takes off on a quest to be rejoined with her sister; she subsequently achieves this aided by some fellow travellers which she comes across along the road. However, Anna is once again wounded by Elsa's ice magic and must be saved by an act of "true love".
Despite having a sisterly bond created, the movie still passed through a number of variations prior to being launched. In the very first versions Princess Elsa was very much more closely aligned to the authentic Snow Queen than she ended up being in the eventual edition of the film. Earlier versions saw her cast as a villain, which would certainly have been a lot more in conformance with Andersen's Snow Queen.
However, this was revised to provide a more fragile aspect to her character and, notwithstanding the fact that it might not have been as true to the root material, the end result would seem to confirm the wisdom of this action. Along with the alterations to Elsa's personality, the interrelationship between both princesses, despite the huge differences in their characters, is a central facet of the story.
Just as you might expect from any Disney release, the animation is extraordinary. The movie is most definitely a visual delight. The monarchy of Arendelle is full of fjords and mountains.
The scenery is incredible and is heavily based on Norway. In fact, a few well known Norwegian landmarks make it into the movie. There are also a number of references to Scandinavian culture and tradition all the way through the film. For instance, the ice-harvesters costumes are based on old fashioned Sami clothes and a lot of the elegant decorations are based on traditional Scandinavian artistry and Nordic runes. Disney Studios sent a crew of animators to Norway for study prior to the production of the movie, and the end results can definitely be seen in the general ambience, color and illumination of the final work.
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The movie is very loosely based upon "The Snow Queen", a classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Disney Studios had considered creating a film based upon this particular story for a long time, but the story was thought to be a little dark for the average contemporary Disney audience member. As a matter of fact, a Snow Queen derived movie has been commissioned and subsequently cancelled by Disney Studios on a number of occasions over the years.
It was only when some modifications to the authentic story were agreed that Frozen at long last got the green light. The two principal modifications were to give the Snow Queen (Elsa ) a younger sister and to make the Princess Elsa's character much less of an out and out villain and more confused, vulnerable and misunderstood. The inclusion of a younger sister (Princess Anna ) enabled the film to have a strong focus on the topic of sisterly love. This would certainly explain the movie's great appeal to the young girls in the film's target audience.
Without giving every little thing away, the movie looks at the bond connecting Elsa and Anna. The film commences with them as young girls and we learn that Princess Elsa possesses magical "ice powers". She can generate ice, snow and frost essentially at will.
That, as you might probably imagine, is awesome fun for both her and her young sister - however, whilst playing one night, Elsa accidentally hurts her sister when using her snow magic. This results in her to become kept apart, for both her sister's protection and her own. Eventually, when both girls have become teenagers, the death of their parents means that Elsa is crowned as queen of Arendelle. Regrettably, an emotive argument with Anna induces the ungoverned use of Elsa's snow magic once again and her secret is revealed to her coronation guests. Elsa panics and runs away the castle, accidentally plunging her dominion into everlasting winter in the process. She finds refuge in a distant ice castle, which she constructs, high in the mountains. Anna sets off on her mission to be reunited with Elsa, and comes across various interesting travelling companions en route. Both sisters are, needless to say, rejoined, but in spite of this, Elsa remains concerned relating to her competency to safely control her magical powers. Once again, Anna is injured by Elsa's magical powers and is ultimately saved by an act of "true love". There is an unexpected twist in the story close to the end, but it is a traditional Disney happy ending needless to say.
The deal maker appeared after an executive decision to give the Snow Queen a younger sibling. In Andersen's traditional tale, the Snow Queen is aided by a young peasant girl. Disney made a decision to change this and Elsa (the Snow Queen) was provided with a junior sibling - Princess Anna. This was an extremely clever action by Disney. It set up a strong connection involving the two principal characters, a thing which was lacking in Andersen's traditional story, and made Princess Anna's sterling undertakings to help rescue her sister a great deal more rational. It also changed the picture into a tale of the power of sisterhood, which most probably goes some way to account for the film's strong appeal to young girls (and grown women) worldwide.